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Maruti Suzuki Swift: 5 Reasons Why It's India’s Favourite Hatchback


Dual-tone paint schemes, a powerful 90PS motor and segment-first features are just some of the reasons why the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Swift is India’s top pick among sporty hatchbacks

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Without a doubt the most widely recognised car in India, the Maruti Suzuki Swift has cemented a name for itself in every household. Since its launch in 2005, the Swift has consistently been the No.1 premium hatchback in the country.

A powerful engine and a comprehensive list of features, at a competitive price tag, are the reasons why Maruti Suzuki has sold over 25 lakh units of the Swift. It is the only car in India that has won three ICOTY awards along the way. 

If you are in the market for a sporty hatchback here are five good reasons why the Maruti Suzuki Swift stands heads and shoulders above its rivals. 

Sporty design 

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The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Swift offers something for everyone. Its bold look gives it a sporty and aggressive stance, while the Maruti Suzuki badge inspires confidence in the older members of the family. For 2022, the Swift sports a sporty cross mesh grille with a bold chrome accent that highlights its snazzy LED headlamps. Completing its sporty avatar are the 15-inch diamond-cut alloys and updated tail lamp cluster. 

To stand out from the crowd, customers now have the option to opt for dual-tone colour schemes, which further enhance the 2022 Swift’s sporty credentials. You can now choose between Pearl Arctic White with Pearl Midnight Black roof, Solid Fire Red with Pearl Midnight Black roof, and Pearl Metallic Midnight Blue with Pearl Arctic White roof.

Powerful 1.2 Dual Jet Engine

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Powering the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Swift is a new 1.2-litre K-Series, Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine. It produces 90PS of power and 113Nm of torque, enhancing the sporty dynamics of the all-new Swift. 

If you’re looking for the convenience of an automatic transmission while not compromising on fuel efficiency or the engaging drive a stick shift offers, Maruti’s Auto Gear Shift (AGS) is your answer. 

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During city commutes, AGS comes in handy, ensuring timely and precise shifts, making rush hour drives stress free. In case you find yourself stuck in traffic, the creep functionality will help you move at lower speeds by releasing the brake pedal, and without touching the accelerator.  

Maruti’s Heartect platform along with a sporty suspension setup offers the best of both worlds. The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Swift tackles broken tarmac with ease, ensuring your passengers are comfortable no matter how bad the roads are. To top it all off, precise steering and sporty suspension setup make it an engaging driver’s car. 

Get behind the wheel and Maruti’s fun hatchback will leave you all smiles with its energetic response and refinement. In fact, in our performance test, the new 2022 Maruti Suzuki Swift is a full second quicker, with 0-100kmph done and dusted in just 11.63 seconds

Best-in-class Efficiency 

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Let’s face it, when it comes to fuel efficiency, no one does it better than Maruti Suzuki. The new Dual-Jet engine now uses two injectors per cylinder instead of one, coupled with start-stop functionality that switches the engine off when idling. This translates to a best-in-class efficiency of 23.2kmpl, even taking traffic jams into account, thus making the Swift the most efficient offering in its segment. 

Added Comforts and Safety

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Maruti Suzuki have loaded the 2022 Swift with a host of new-age features to impart passengers of every inclination a comfortable drive. This includes a new 4.2-inch TFT driver’s display and cruise control - a segment-first addition. 

To ensure your safety, Maruti Suzuki has equipped the car with seat belt reminders, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, rear parking camera and ISOFIX mounts. 

Additionally, Maruti Suzuki also offers Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Hill-hold function, which stops your vehicle from rolling back on an incline, in the ASG variant. This functionality is mostly found in cars a segment or two higher. 

It’s got the Maruti Suzuki badge 

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It may not be a particularly glamorous aspect to discuss while shopping around for a shiny new car, but nevertheless good after-sales support is still an important factor to consider. With over 4,000 touchpoints spread across 1989 cities and towns in India, Maruti Suzuki has by far the widest service network in the country. With a host of services like doorstep pickup and breakdown assistance, you no longer need to waste an entire day driving your car in and out of the service station. 

With all these favourable aspects to its name, it’s no wonder the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Swift remains the top-selling hatchback in its segment. 

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